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Saint Martin's Church (La Iglesia de San Martin)

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Address: La Colonia Tovar, Venezuela
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At the center of town, Saint Martin's Church is a reminder of La Colonia...

At the center of town, Saint Martin's Church is a reminder of La Colonia Tovar's German history. The church's L-shape and stunning stained-glass windows make it well worth a trip.

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Although Venezuela is a left-wing country, people are faithful and very religious. The day i visited colonia tovar the church was full of people who were praying and full of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It's a nice quiet place Not much to see there though. They have a little Park in front of it where you could sit and chill with friends but that's about it.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Although Venezuela is a left-wing country, people are faithful and very religious. The day i visited colonia tovar the church was full of people who were praying and full of children in a very respectable environment. I think you must visit this place. Financial crisis in Venezuela in the peak, although people don't forget their local church and customs.

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Minsk, Belarus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

La Colonia Tovar - es lugar maravilloso:) Is very differento from typical Venezuela, different from all. You can find fresh strawberry ( even if it is too acid, not sweet). If you travel to Venezuela - this place is MUST SEE! Tranquility, fresh air, high altitude. take clothes you can be okey at +10 degrees. I recomend this place for... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

This little church in the centre of town is angelic and beautiful. The hole area is like a fairytale, from a time long forgotten.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

being of german ancestry. La Colonia Tovar St. Martin's Church was amazing. Coming from the USA, being on top of the mountain & seeing the rich atmosphere trapped in time brought me closer to my roots than anything else I have ever done . The Church was just aw struck that it still stands & every pillar & detail is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Good place to o if you are on Colonia Tovar, but it isn't a must to go if you came to Venezuela. Overall all good. Ps. Be carefull with the tourist help desk that was near to the church, my experience is that they are not happy to help. Don't know why they work there if they don't smile or... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

I grew up going to La Colonia Tovar at least twice a year, and up until the last time that I went it still holds that quaint charm it's always had. The weather is so nice, the views are beautiful, and you really feel like you took a trip across the pond without having to do so with all of... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

The entire town is like a fairytale. Very nice architecture, beautiful properties, great German hospitality and food, and great views of the valley and mountains.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

If you are in Colonia Tovar, stop in this historical church. It has interesting architecture and history, but beware that there isn't going to be someone giving any tours. The whole area is self guided. I didn't get to enjoy it much because I was so sick from the car ride to the city. Vomit comet anyone?? What a horrible... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Getting to the Colonia Tovar was a easy 2 hour drive from Caracas. Once there, you are surrounded by beautiful German architecture including the San Martin church. The restaurants were good as well. We ate German and Polish sausage that was excellent. It gets a little cold there if the rain starts falling so be sure to bring an umbrella... More 

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